Cowgirl Creamery is a cheese shop in the Ferry Building, and while you might not be willing to just eat a whole wedge of gruyere for lunch, going to Sidekick (their cafe next door) and getting it melted between two slices of sourdough with a cup of tomato soup is a very good idea. On weekdays, Sidekick also does raclette, which is just as much a spectator sport as it is a cheese delivery method. But when it comes down to it, you’ll really just want a grilled cheese.
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Golden Gate Meat Company
Aside from some of the best cuts in town, Golden Gate Meat Company in the Ferry Building makes great sandwiches.
Osha Thai Restaurant & Lounge
Osha Thai is an easy dinner option in the Embarcadero, with great curry and noodle dishes and strong cocktails.
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Bi-Rite by Dolores Park is technically a grocery store, but you should use it as a park picnic supplier.
The Station SF
The Station SF is a coffee shop on the edge of the FiDi with a full food menu and strong WiFi.
Head to Loving Cup in Russian Hill for rice pudding and frozen yogurt when ice cream just isn’t what you want.
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A low key Russian Hill wine bar with excellent meat and cheese. The ladies love Union Larder.
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